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Thread: Has anyone ever had/delt with a Spinal Hernia before?

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    Has anyone ever had/delt with a Spinal Hernia before?

    I just found out whats been causeing all my back issues. I have a Spinal Hernia. I was helping move a new stove in & an old stove out. Chad did most of the work, but what little I did set off my back, which was a good thing in a way. I had it looked at & my friend had an easy time finding it.. she looked at my back & said my gosh & poked it. Yep that hurt! SO now I have to go to the Dr. Which I don't want to do, cause my Dr. is evil. I really disslike her, but I have to go, cause my back has been sore for about 4-5 years.

    If anyone recalls me going into shock about 4-5yrs ago due to back pain, this is the same spot. The Stupid ER Dr. must have missed the amount of damage I had done to my back. My back has never been the same.. I cannot bend backwards without wanting to scream & cry... I'm starting to feel the same way I did back then.. it started with a heat flash on my back in that area & then my tummy felt ill, then the pain was really bad to the point I couldn't walk... right now I have a heat flash, & I'm not interested in my IceCap...

    Has anyone ever gone through this before?
    What did the Dr.'s do?
    Did it get better?

    This really sucks. I have a wedding to plan & I still need to finish cleaning the place I'm staying & then move all my things in.

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    I'm so sorry, (((HUGS))) I've never even heard of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyhoundGirl
    I'm so sorry, (((HUGS))) I've never even heard of it.
    Thanks,
    I never heard of it before either. Didn't even know the Spine could get a Hernia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by king2005
    Thanks,
    I never heard of it before either. Didn't even know the Spine could get a Hernia.
    I don't even know what a herina.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyhoundGirl
    I don't even know what a herina.
    A hernia is when the Intestine is stressed & breaks through its sac, & is buldging under you skin (looks like a bump). I've never had one of those, but thats the only hernia I knew about..

    I read up a little on a Spinal Hernias & its pretty much the same kind of idea. The spongy thing inbetween the bones of the spine, rupture & the stuff inside leaks out & causes swelling around nerves.. Perfect spot for it to go eh? It has to swell on nerves However the site said that the nerves are not only cause pain in the spine, but effect the nerves that go to other parts of the body.. This "could" explain my freaky pains & random numbness in my left arm.

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    I had a small cyst removed from my back L4/L5 a few years ago that was pressing on nerves - really minor surgery; I just had an epigastric hernia repair - also a very minor surgery I bet it's a simple surgery, but just sounds scary. The physical relief was immediate and I was back up and around in no time. Don't sweat it - go to the docs and get it taken care of.

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    Oh Jess, sorry to hear about that. Get to the doctor and have it taken care of as soon as you can! ((((hugs))))

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedHedd
    I had a small cyst removed from my back L4/L5 a few years ago that was pressing on nerves - really minor surgery; I just had an epigastric hernia repair - also a very minor surgery I bet it's a simple surgery, but just sounds scary. The physical relief was immediate and I was back up and around in no time. Don't sweat it - go to the docs and get it taken care of.
    Really?
    Wow that made me feel a whole lot better. I was so worried it was going to be a huge deal because its my spine.

    How long did it take you to recover?
    how long was the surgery?
    Was your back really sore afterwards?
    Can you do basic house chores after the surgery?

    I have 3 people that can do heavy lifting when I move, so I'm not overly worried, but I still like doing my own work & not pawning it off on other people.

    I think I'll go tonight for sure.. well after I feed/water my pets.. their cleaning can wait an extra day or 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenBKR
    Oh Jess, sorry to hear about that. Get to the doctor and have it taken care of as soon as you can! ((((hugs))))
    I'll go tonight & you'll be the first to know what the results are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by king2005
    Really?
    I was so worried it was going to be a huge deal because its my spine.
    Me too - I FREAKED when they told me I needed back surgery.

    Quote Originally Posted by king2005
    How long did it take you to recover?
    I was off work for two weeks, and then back as if nothing had happened.
    Quote Originally Posted by king2005
    how long was the surgery?
    Less than an hour, done under a spinal anesthesia which was really weird because I was awake, but completely numb from the waist down.
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    Was your back really sore afterwards?
    Not at all; the relief from the pain was immediate. They had me on a morphine drip, which I really didn't need, and sent me home with Percoset which I ended up throwing most of away.
    Quote Originally Posted by king2005
    Can you do basic house chores after the surgery?
    Not immediately afterwards; friends helped. Within two weeks I was back to "normal."

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    Not immediately afterwards; friends helped. Within two weeks I was back to "normal."[/QUOTE]

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    2 weeks Thats not cool at all.
    During the 2 weeks, were you able to site & type on a computer? If I can atleast sit, then I'll no issues with work, because I can work from home. If I can't sit, then I can lay in bed & type...

    This is really going to suck, BUT YAY 2 weeks off!

    Oh crap, How am I going to do the wedding stuff... Oh man.. How long was it until you could be in a car?? My car is VERY smooth & I never get to drive it, so being in the passengers side is fine with me. I just need to be able to get to places to sign for things.

    But atleast I know I wont be sore any longer

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyhoundGirl
    Not immediately afterwards; friends helped. Within two weeks I was back to "normal."
    And you've got lots of two and four legged friends here ! We'll see ya through it. Well, maybe not see, but you get the picture. [/QUOTE]

    Thanks for the support, it is kinda scary just thinking about this...

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    It was totally cool. They wanted me to walk to help with the healing, so I stayed home, yes you can sit at a computer, took walks, naps. My car battery died because I didn't think to start it once in a while; it was fine after a jump start and driving for an hour. Yes, no driving for two weeks for me; your case may be different. Do what your doctor tells you so you'll heal properly and NO, you can't fudge with that (because I know you from these boards)

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    What kind of doc are you seeing?

    You really should get to a specialist if you're dealing with something so specialized. You need to see an orthopedist, orthopedic surgeon or even a pain doc that can guide you on the surgery if needed. They can also give you injections to make you feel better.

    Lots of luck! I hope they're able to help you soon.
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